Staying Sharp empowers you to take control of your brain health as you age. Try it today!

Reply
Frequent Social Butterfly
2
Kudos
890
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

890 Views
Message 551 of 689

99 Luftballons - Nena

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
890
Views
Frequent Social Butterfly
1
Kudos
874
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

874 Views
Message 552 of 689

Biko - Peter Gabriel

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
874
Views
Info Seeker
2
Kudos
879
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

879 Views
Message 553 of 689

Free Nelson Mandela by the Specials

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
879
Views
Conversationalist
2
Kudos
911
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

911 Views
Message 554 of 689

Get Together - Youngbloods

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
911
Views
Info Seeker
2
Kudos
926
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

926 Views
Message 555 of 689

1964's 'Eve of Destruction' by P. F. Sloan, sung by Barry McGuire.  You can check it out on YouTube.

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
926
Views
Info Seeker
2
Kudos
937
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

937 Views
Message 556 of 689

Wow! There are so many great ones, which isn't great because it means there has been so much to protest. However, the strongest, most intense songs I can think of are 'We Shall Overcome', an anthem as true today as when it was first written. The other is 'Strange Fruit' which is so strong, with perhaps the most powerful lyrics ever written.  What a shame that our country has spawned so many songs of protest.  Certainly the rap songs of the 1980s, and beyond, and other songs written by young artists continue to let the world know that the injustice of society shall not be accepted, will not be taken, without protest.


@LookOverYonder wrote:

The only stipulation here is that the song should be commentary,  controversial, expressing a rebellious, protesting "frame of mind"; generally, or speciffically, about society, culture, economics, wealth, poverty, politics, war, peace, relationships, etc, etc, etc.

 

How about some songs which, when you heard them, you thought, "Yeh, those lyrics tell it like it is!" or maybe you were offended by the controversial lyrics.

 

Your song selection may be from any time period in history and about any topic you choose, old songs and new songs.

 

Please be free to post protest & rebellion songs which either you agreed with or which "honked" you off.

 

Here is an opportunity to "Get it off your chest!" Go ahead and briefly include memorable lyrics of the song if you like [ if you remember :-) ]

 

To begin.....here's a protest song:     Subterranean Homesick Blues     Bob Dylan

 

 


 

Report Inappropriate Content
2
Kudos
937
Views
Highlighted
Info Seeker
3
Kudos
915
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

915 Views
Message 557 of 689

If I had a hammer, by Peter Paul and Mary

Report Inappropriate Content
3
Kudos
915
Views
Info Seeker
1
Kudos
929
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

929 Views
Message 558 of 689

One tin soldier from the movie Billy Jack

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
929
Views
Info Seeker
2
Kudos
879
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

879 Views
Message 559 of 689

Give peace a chance

Report Inappropriate Content
Tags (1)
2
Kudos
879
Views
Conversationalist
1
Kudos
969
Views

Re: PROTEST & REBELLION SONGS.."get it off your chest"

969 Views
Message 560 of 689

'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' - Gil Scot-Heron

The Song excerpt is used as an intro to this season of Homeland!

One of the first Rap Artist!

Report Inappropriate Content
1
Kudos
969
Views
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

Open Enrollment: Oct 15-Dec 7, 2019 Find resources to help you decide on the best healthcare insurance plans for you during Open Enrollment season